Essex Training Centre



2nd - 6th November 2020

16th - 20th November 2020

30th November - 4th December 2020

14th - 18th December 2020


Last Updated 26/10/2020

Enterprise House,

Rippers Court,

Sible Hedingham,



CO9 3PY UK                     Phone: 01787461880

Essex Training Centre

Fyfield Airfield,



CM5 0TG                            Phone: 01277 899815

Construction Plant Competence Scheme - A17c Telescopic Handler

The purpose of our CPCS A17c Telescopic Handler training is to ensure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to use the Telescopic Handler safely and efficiently.

The course and assessment covers:

  • The nature of the sector of industry and the role and responsibilities of a plant operator;
  • The purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology;
  • The manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation;
  • Undertaking all pre-use checks;
  • Explaining the need and function of appropriate documentation;
  • Configuring for travel (site and highway);
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces (with and without loads);
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces (with and without loads);
  • Configuring and setting for lifting and transferring duties;
  • Explaining actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services;
  • Lifting and removing various loads up to full extension and working height of the tele-handler;
  • Transferring and placing loads accurately at given locations;
  • Placing and removing loads from a vehicle;
  • Maintaining safe and tidy working areas;
  • Carrying out shut down and securing procedures;
  • Explaining the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Courses are run approximately every two weeks in Essex. Because of the duration of the test only 3 people can be accommodated on each course. Novice training for this category runs over four days (including assessment).

For more information in this, or any other course, please contact us today.